Here’s a cool story from a dad I met recently… 

The year was 1990. Gary Keesee was a husband, a dad to 3 children, a business owner, active in a local church, and in a lot of trouble. Gary and Drenda Keesee had TEN maxed out credit cards, three finance company loans, two car payments, unpaid medical bills, $14,000 in back taxes, and they even owed their parents $26,000.

Needless to say, their circumstances felt very overwhelming.

But Gary remembers the night when God revealed to him the solution to his financial problems.

When this happened, Gary and Drenda held hands and agreed in prayer that they would not use debt any longer but would trust God for their finances.

This was quite a commitment for them because they had been leaning to debt on a regular basis to make up shortages in their cash flow.

Gary began to study his Bible, searching for answers, and applying anything he learned. When he began walking in the principles God showed him, he and Drenda paid all of that debt off in two and a half years! He began paying cash for his cars, and was even able to pay cash for 55 acres of land that his family lives on today.

Gary Keesee Fixing The Money ThingGary and Drenda Keesee now have five children whom they homeschool, three businesses, pastor a growing church in Ohio called Faith Life Church, travel internationally speaking at conferences, air a television program called “Faith Life Now”, and a new book, Fixing The Money Thing by Gary Keesee, was just released in September on the Kingdom principles God has shown him in the area of finances.

Last month, my family and I attended Gary’s conference in Florida and were able to meet and spend some time with Gary Keesee and his wife Drenda. We are now personally applying what we learned in the area of finances and business so we can carry out God’s assignment for us and our family and be a blessing to many others.

Learn more about Gary’s new book, audios, videos, and the conference he teaches.

If you know another dad who is under financial stress (or anyone for that matter!), send them to this blog post to read Gary’s encouraging story.

Blessings to you and your family,
Joey Watkins
Founder, FamilyDads

P.S. – Gary Keesee’s resources are excellent, and are highly recommended if you know someone who is going through difficult times financially, or if your need greater provision to achieve a vision God has given you.


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